The National Council of Nonprofits, the nation’s largest network of nonprofit organizations, and the Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), a recognized leader in nonprofit advocacy training, jointly announced today that they are joining forces, with CLPI transferring its training materials, curriculum, and other program content to the National Council.
Adding CLPI’s proven advocacy and lobbying resources further strengthens the National Council’s status as the leading network of nonprofits engaged in public policy matters that impact nonprofits and the communities they serve.
The National Council’s network has been a leader in nonprofit advocacy: fighting for the charitable giving incentive, working with state governments to improve the government-nonprofit contracting system, demonstrating the value of nonprofit tax exemptions, battling unfair new fees and demands for payments in lieu of taxes, and educating nonprofits and those they serve. Blending the CLPI training materials into the ongoing work of the National Council’s network in the field will strengthen the ability of the nonprofit community to exercise its voice and promote the interests of the people we serve.
The National Council of Nonprofits will create a special task force to explore the best ways to utilize CLPI’s resources and materials. Additionally, the National Council invites nonprofit leaders with insights about quality nonprofit advocacy training to share their suggestions by posting comments here. During the immediate future, the National Council intends to keep CLPI’s website active as a free-standing destination for nonprofits to find guidance on how to lobby and advocate.